Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Ray Dahl, Paul Hodges 1991
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Shared By: Eric Jacobsen on Jun 14, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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This is the right-most route on the main face of the Slips crag, visible from the road. Fun edge moves up a sloped quartzite face. There may be a queue to get on this route on nice weekend afternoons.


Six bolts to a double chain anchor at chest level above a very comfortable ledge. Well protected.


Rated the same as Italian Arete (5.6), this one is more difficult and foot dependent. Thinner hand holds and plenty of edging. The diagonal crack 1/2 way up is helpful. Pre-clip the first draw for safety -- the bottom part of the route is slabby. Apr 16, 2004
salt lake city, UT
icsteveoh   salt lake city, UT
My first sport lead, definitely a heady first lead because of the edging and crimps great fun none the less Aug 14, 2006
Rebecca Airmet
Salt Lake City, UT
Rebecca Airmet   Salt Lake City, UT
This is a great place to take new leaders or new climbers because the falls are really clean. Great place to learn to use those feet! Aug 14, 2006
Completely different climbing than Italian Arete. Roll the bones is an easy face climb, with much smaller holds and different technique required (e.g. remembering where you just had your hands, since that will become your best foot placement).

Took my daughter (age 19) here for her third-ever climbing experience. We first climbed Italian Arete, then Roll the Bones. She found the route easier than Italian Arete, perhaps because it is less steep. Sep 3, 2006
Seth Reelitz
Seth Reelitz   Utah
Hanger on the 1st bolt wiggles a little bit, not quite spinning. Aug 15, 2013
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Wic   Rio Rancho, New Mexico
I completely agree with Rebecca Airmet! Good climb for beginners, good climb for relying on feet and for learning the value of a good crimp! I enjoyed this area and will go back again! May 4, 2014
1st bolt is spinning. I'm willing to help switch it out, as I'd like to learn. I'm fairly available, too, being a wilderness therapy guide. Mar 9, 2015
Both my partner and I agree that this climb is more difficult than the Italian Arete and even Maudlin (5.7). It's much thinner than those two, but good fun! Nov 9, 2016